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,,,, a busy night for san francisco
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firefighters. 28 people forced out of their homes, following a fire in the city's bayview district. the fire started aro . good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. a fire in the city's bayview district started last night and spread to three other buildings. anne makovec on how residents are coping and what may have started the fire. >> it was an inferno. it was about 100 feet high. when a fire breaks out in a home so close to others, everyone on the block senses the danger. >> the fire was so intense, you could feel it. i was across the street and you could feel the fire. >> reporter: it started in this home at around 9:30 last night on oak dale and quint and spread to three other buildings, before firefighters were able to get it under control, just after 11:00 p.m. more than two dozen people are out of their homes. >> people was running out with their flat screen tvs, clothes, anything they could carry in their hands. >> reporter: in addition to the four buildings damaged in the fire, even the church nest door
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was affected. they canceled services today because of all the smoke in the air. >> you know, i didn't get any sleep all night. >> reporter: emotionally, the fire took a toll, even for people's homes were okay. no one was physically injured. >> i feel for these people that lost their house. >> reporter: the house where the fire started appears to have been empty. >> my understanding, it has been abandoned for i believe the last couple of years. >> reporter: neighbors say squatters might have been living there. it's all part of the investigation, but unoccupied buildings carry risks of their own. >> that is a fire hazard, number one, housekeeping hasn't been done. a fire can start in there, and also the fire started spreading. when the building's not occupied, there's no one to call us in the beginning. >> firefighters had just gotten the bayview fire under control when they had to fight another fire in downtown san francisco. now, this one was at california and hyde streets. firefighters got to under
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control within minutes. two people were displaced, but there were no injuries. a couple of apartment buildings in san francisco had to be evacuated because of a natural gas leak. it happened at 2:00 this afternoon on geary, between larken and hyde streets. pg&e says a construction crew was working on the sidewalk when it hit a 1-inch gas line. the street was blocked off as precaution while pg&e worked to fix it. repairs were finished and the street reopened by 3:30. the millberry police department is no more tonight, but that doesn't mean criminals are off the hook in that bay area community. just after midnight, the san mateo county sheriff's office took over the millberry police department. the move is aimed at saving the city money. an estimated nearly $1.7 million in the first year. the city's 14 sworn officers will still serve the millberry area while partnering with current sheriff employees. >> well, i think i would prefer to have our local police department, the millberry police
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department, but we don't have the funds, then it probably makes sense to turn it over to the sheriff's department. >> all services previously done to millberry police station will remain there, with the exception of vehicle maintenance. occupy oakland protesters are getting closer to their goal of making it to the steps of the state capitol, marching to send a strong message to lawmakers about cuts to education. this group will be joined by at least 10 other groups tomorrow morning at the capitol. the planned march and rally is expected to bring in an estimated 10,000 protesters, including bay area students urging education reform. tuition across the board is being increased, so we're out here today to really, you know, demonstrate the lengths we're willing to go. >> occupy education california, along with refund california, have a permit to start another protest tomorrow night. well, in washington today, tough talk about iran's nuclear ambitions from both president
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obama and israeli president shimon perez. president perez is headed to the bay area tonight. don knapp is here to tell us what we can expect from the president's visit. don? >> reporter: ann, president shimon perez' visit comes as powerful advocates mount what's called a campaign to make president obama take a harder stand on iran. israeli president shimon perez was cheered in washington before he spoke to the american israel public affairs committee. the speech comes on the eve of president obama's meeting with israel's prime minister, and iran will be the focus. perez appeared to set a tone for the monday meeting. >> -- so it can control a major part of the world economy. it must be stopped! and it will be stopped! [ applause ] >> reporter: perez is expected to be in san francisco this evening, an historic occasion. >> over 2000 people are going to
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go to temple emmanuel at san francisco to hear president perez speak. >> reporter: with the diplomat's tone, he says the u.s. and israel are on the same page on iran. >> all the options are on the table, but we call for tougher sanctions and more diplomatic activity of the international community to make iran stop its nuclear program. >> reporter: but the tone is tougher coming from perez. >> this is always our first option, but if we are forced to fight, trust me, we shall prevail! >> reporter: president obama has been under pressure from israel backers, who urge a harder line on iran. israeli leaders have talked of a pre-emptive strike to take out iran's nuclear capability. >> already there's too much loose talk of war. over the last few weeks, such talk has only benefited the iranian government, by driving up the price of oil, which they depend on to nairnd nuclear program. >> reporter: while president
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obama continues to support efforts to stop iran's nuclear ambitions, some republicans and pro-israel supporters want him to go further. >> now is not the time for bluster. now is the time to sustain the broad international coalition we have built. >> reporter: they will meet with high tech leaders and even mark zuckerberg to launch his very own presidential facebook page, followed by a facebook chat with users all over the world. >> don, thank you. well, today they said they were thankful. people who survived several tornadoes met and prayed together. what's keeping them going as they tour what's left of their lives? and it has been a great weekend for getting outside, but much cooler days are ahead. your book-to-work forecast is coming up. ♪
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morning. when they got there, they saw several cars take off. officers found a 51-year-old man who had been shot in the head. he had also been run over by a car after the shooting. the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. he has not been identified. well, yesterday, she was a sign of hope, but today, the 14-month-old found alive after tornadoes has died. the death brings the death toll from friday's storms to 39. the weather service issued nearly 300 tornado warnings from friday through early saturday. one of the strongest ones hit the indiana town of henryville with a 175 mile-an-hour wind. susan mcginnis has more on the recovery efforts. >> reporter: ann, this is one of the hardest hit areas of the entire midwest, here in henryville, indiana. today, second day of cleanup, a very emotional and painful day for the folks here. as you could imagine, being a religious community and being on a sunday, the church services
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really brought out the community. sunday services at churches across henryville were emotional. church goers wiped away tears and hugged one another. >> what we're hearing is people who have lost everything are showing up to help their neighbors and friends and family. and so i don't believe there's hope lost. there's hope renewed. >> reporter: nurse penny mitchell drove 5 hours from chicago to help. >> miss nell? >> reporter: she went door to door, checking on residents, like june ngu, who says in the devastation, she feels blessed. >> look around you. there is a lot left, a lot left. >> reporter: sheriffs deputies delivered bottled water, helping people take shelter in a church basement when the storms hit. that building is now gone. >> i was telling everybody, the church isn't the building. the church is the people. >> reporter: the people of henryville spent sunday praying, helping one another and cleaning up after friday's devastating tornadoes. it's a sight repeated across the
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south and midwest, including hard-hit kentucky. >> this will be enough for me, thank you. >> reporter: tim wexler delivered food to work crews and residents in west liberty, kentucky. >> there's a lot of people out here who probably haven't had a hot meal. >> reporter: homes there were blown off their foundations and a schoolbus was deposited on top of a diner. >> instead of losing everything we own and our house and getting killed in it, we're pretty good, still alive. >> reporter: communities are vowing to rebuild, working as hard as they can to put things back together. the streets are quiet here tonight, with a curfew in effect until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow, the cleanup will continue and ann, the governor says it is too soon to put a price tag on the damage here. >> susan mcginnis, thank you very much. well, it brings a different meaning to neighborhood watch. what one homeowner did after thieves broke into his home.
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trial of san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi. mirkarimi faces misd . jury selection gets under way tomorrow in the domestic violence trial of san francisco sheriff roz mirkarimi. mirkarimi faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly grabbing and bruising the arm of his wife lopez. lopez is a former latin american soap opera star and denies the allegations against her husband. the jury pool is more than twice the usual number because the case is so high profile. sacramento homeowner hit by burglars is now taking his frustration out on the street. paul chris' home was broken into, so he made a bright sign saying our home was robbed, be aware. it's now up in his front yard for all his neighbors to see. thieves took a washer and dryer
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and tools, totalling around $2000. >> the best thing people can do is make sure they report, big or small, report it so the police can see if there's a pattern in the neighborhood. >> bruce hopes the sign serves as reminder to his neighbors to take action if more crime come into his their neighborhood. one bay area city could put soon new limits on the use of leaf blowers. >> burlingame already has restrictions on how loud leaf blowers can be and times of day they can be used. but city officials say public feedback shows some people want more restrictions. tomorrow, the city council will discuss the possibility of further limiting leaf blower use to certain days and times. certainly this weekend was a time to do yard work, elizabeth, because it was absolutely gorgeous. >> it was gorgeous. i don't think i've ever used a leaf blower in my life! >> just the rake! >> i guess so. maybe you have to have a yard
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first! that would help! it was a great day to get outdoors, actually a few degrees warmer today than we saw yesterday. overall, just a picture perfect weekend. still not bad outside. temperatures mostly in the 60s across the bay area. fran coming in around 60 degrees, but still 69 in oakland, 67 if you're out in concord. tonight, we'll cool things down, mostly in the 30s and 40s. on the chilly side. tomorrow, you'll notice the biggest difference, temperatures about 10 to 15 degrees cooler tomorrow than what we saw over the weekend. the 70s are gone for a little while longer. temperatures tomorrow, climbing into the upper 60s across inland spots. for the most part, mid-60s. satellite and radar, keeping high pressure in the forecast. that's what's going on right now, bringing all this nice, dry warm weather. future cast shows a slightly
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different pattern developing monday night into tuesday. we'll freeze time right around tuesday, 3:00 a.m. it starts to get a little unsettled, so that's our next chance of light rain. if we get anything at all, it's going to be completely gone looks like by tuesday afternoon. whatever we do get, doesn't look like much and i don't think it's going to impact much of the tuesday morning commute. the biggest difference you'll notice is this big dip in temperatures over the course of the week. pinpoint forecast, overnight lows, mostly in the 40s. 42 in concord. 43 in san rafael, 46 overnight in oakland. then for tomorrow, mostly in the 60s. widespread 60s. 68 in vallejo, 63 in oakland, 65 in fremont. 66 in san jose. checking the forecast over the next couple of days, tomorrow, we'll see partly cloudy, possibly mostly sunny skies, if you're in inland spots. temperatures, that's the biggest difference. keeping a slight chance of sprinkles overnight monday into tuesday. check out temperatures by tuesday. it's going to feel a lot cooler. slight warming trend wednesday through the end of the work week.
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temperatures rebound to the 60s and 70s. and then slight bit cooler by next weekend. that's a check on the weather. let's go to dennis for a check on sports. tough to come in to work today with that weather! tiger woods pulls off something he's never done before in his career, and only stanford stood in the way of cal's shot at the pac-12 title. the big game, hoops style, next. ,,
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basketball's versio nty on the line . stanford has a chance to
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play the role of spoiler today against their rivals cal. >> lot on the line for stanford, too. coach needed to win the game so he can sleep good at night, and a 20-win season. but you don't go into stanford's house and come away easy with a victory. basketball's version of the big game had plenty on the line today at maples. if cal wins, they gain a share of the pac-10 championship. cardinal didn't plan to lay down with a 20-win season at stake. both teams combining for four technical fouls, as it got heated. stanford jumped out to an early 14-point lead. zimmer had 13 points. cal answers back. 15-5 run ends the first half. crab led the bears with 20 points. second half, justin cobb loses the basketball. this is one of 15 cal turnovers. anthony brown, jarrett man. stanford up 9 and may else is rocking the place. the bears would make a run once again to get back in it. cobb with the lob, and it's a
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three-point game. 42 seconds left, stanford up by 3. bright misses the free throw, tracks down a loose ball. cardinal hold on the win. cal could not get that rebound in the closing minutes. 75-70 and deny the bears a share of the pac-12 title. warriors in toronto, had a 9-point lead at the half, lost in the second. rosen, game-high 25, gave the raptors the lead. warriors scored 28 points in the second half, 36% on the game against a team that was 5-12 at home all season. these are games you gotta win. there's the highlight. monte for the reverse. warriors lose today 83-75. jeremy lin and the knicks taking on the celtics. 2 minutes to go, new york down by 4. lin hits the three in the corner, finished with 14, but also turns it over 6 times. so we go to overtime, lin can't
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finish coming up. amarri misses the putback. here come the celtics. rondo with the behind-the-back pass to allen. get ready for this. rondo, 18 points, 17 rebounds, 20 assists. that's his fourth triple-double of the season. boston wins 115-111. in golf, tiger woods began the final round of the honda classic 9 shots back, but he managed to get everybody's attention with his lowest round ever. tiger's putter has been awol at the honda classic this week, but not today. the long 40 on 17, yes! he needed more. on 18, tiger, this for eagle! a final round 62! all of a sudden he's in second place. would rory mcilroy collapse? no. he parred the final five holes to hang on for the win, which makes him golf's new number one player in the world. not a bad day for the 22-year-old from northern ireland. detroit lions defensive
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tackle gets grand marshall duties at the subway fresh fit 200 in phoenix. tony stewart, slow on the push has to get a push. turned off the ignition trying to conserve fuel. couldn't restart his engine. hamlin passes for the lead and for good, holds off kevin harvick and hamlin gets his 18th career cup victory. baseball, giants were delayed 41 minutes, because of bees. brett peel had two rbis at salt river. giants beat arizona 11-1. bumgarner struck out braun making his spring debut. ending in a 1-1 tie. a's opening day starter, mccarthy wasn't quite ready for opening day. he gave up 3 runs in 3 innings, struck out 2, however. watch this. first baseman brandon allen belts a grand slam for 4 of his 7 runs batted in. the a's win 12-10, spoiling the cubs spring training opener. coming up tonight on game day, i'll go one on one with a's
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starter dallas braden, who says he is close to completely recovering from shoulder surgery. >> you said you're not at 100%. how's a pitcher know when he's at 100%? is it strictly off the gun? >> no. well, for me if i was strictly off the gun, i don't think i have ever gotten to 100%. in all honesty, i don't think you could ask a pitcher in mlb that's going to tell you that he's 100% at any point in time. you just feel better than you do on some other days. but getting to that point, i'm close. i know that i'm close because as i alluded to, the bounceback, the recovery time from throwing the day before to how i feel today has gotten better. >> more from braden tonight on game day. kim coyle is at maples pavillion after the big upset win over cal. but dallas braden is roommates, spring training roommates with brian wilson. >> oh, really! >> now, you heard braden, the way he can talk. then brian wilson. i saw sort of the odd couple,
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but you would like to be a fly on the wall! >> wouldn't you! that would be great. thank you much. >> okay. the newsroom is abuzz with this story. eat it and don't feel guilty about it. chocolate! it's not just a treat for your tongue. it can actually be good for you. we've heard that! but the strongest evidence yet chocolate may help your heart. the health risks it can help reduce. that story and more tonight at 11:00 and on cbs 5-- >> light or dark chocolate? >> i think it's dark. but stay tuned. good night. "60 minutes" is next. ,,,,
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